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Departed Josh Adams takes shot at JackJumpers

Former Tasmania JackJumpers import Josh Adams has directed a parting shot towards the franchise, claiming he wasn't wanted for a second NBL season.

The club in June indicated they would not re-sign Adams, who starred in their fairytale run to the grand final series in their debut year and claimed club MVP honours.

The 28-year-old American guard had reportedly fielded big money offers overseas.

Adams was involved in a conversation with a fan on his Instagram, saying he was yet to ink a deal elsewhere.

"Your coach made the decision that he didn't want me," he wrote.

"So all of you need to get out of my comments calling me a traitor and that I left for money. I played my heart out for them and I love my brothers."

A JackJumpers spokeswoman said the club submitted an offer to Adams' management during the negotiation process.

"Unfortunately negotiations to see Josh Adams return for a second season didn't work out as both parties couldn't come to a suitable agreement," she said.

"We wish Josh all the best for the future."

Tasmania have locked in their three imports for the 2022/23 competition, re-signing Josh Magette and signing the NBA-experienced Milton Doyle and Rashard Kelly to replace Adams and Canadian MiKyle McIntosh.

The JackJumpers defied expectations to make the top four and went down 3-0 to the Sydney Kings in the best-of-five grand final series.